Cribbing is our favorite past time. Even society thrives on it. Social psychologists, media, and marketers know about it, and that is why we are scared, sold cure for worries, pain. Be it a product, opinion, or feedback: we go after negatives before the positives. I wonder if the fault-finding gives some sense of pride. […]


Developing a product for a newer market is a black box. We know nothing; the market research and user interview have their limitations. A lot comes with the founder’s conviction and a limited set of anchor customers. It has been my learning while building B2B software for over four years. The brain gets tempted to […]


I have started liking the activity of cooking much more. I will like it’s one more way of getting lost and being closer to self: A solitude worth trying and enjoying. I have lived most part of my life away from home, the bit of cooking I picked up has been seeing the mother in […]


Why do we get advised not to go against the tides or the default? History has it written all over from Henry Ford, Benjamin Franklin, Mahatma Gandhi, Wright Brothers, Ram Mohan Roy, and numerous others. Success requires luck and a lot of pain and sacrifice goes with the hard work. There is no guarantee at […]


A lot many friends of mine think my view of seeing life is very pessimistic. I tend to disagree; I have read Arthur Schopenhauer and his philosophy of Pessimism. But at the same time, I do like the teachings of believe in Diogenes, the cynic philosopher, and Epictetus, the slave stoic philosopher. I like friends […]


Finding who you are from within, one piece of advice I have been telling everyone. It is easy to get lost in the external world or fall prey to the world shown by society. As Socrates said: acquiring self-knowledge and what J Krishnamurti said: finding who you are. These are not just philosophical sayings but […]

Bhujia Barons

I picked Bhujia Barons because I have been snacking Haldiram‘s for over a decade now. The author has not done enough justice to the story. I felt like reading some newspaper article. The book is about the origin of the brand Halidirams from Bikaner and branching out laters in India Nagpur, Kolkata, and Delhi.  Like […]